South Tyrol
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From Venice: Cortina and Dolomites Mountains Day Tour

1. From Venice: Cortina and Dolomites Mountains Day Tour

Escape the crowds of Venice and take a day trip to the Dolomites, with stops at Cortina, Misurina Lake, and Auronzo Lake. See fabulous scenery and get plenty of opportunities to take epic photographs. Pass through tunnels with astonishing views of canyons and valleys, which appear as if from nowhere. The scenery in this region is quite simply some of the most breathtaking in Europe. Upon arrival in Cortina, nicknamed the “Pearl of the Dolomites,” you will have approximately 90 minutes free time to stroll around the town, and take in the picturesque views of the mountains. Weather permitting, you will also be able to take the cable car up to Faloria, which overlooks the town of Cortina from its lofty 7,000-foot high mountain perch. Continue your trip towards Lake Misurina, taking the toll road up to outstanding peaks of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. At 7,740 feet (2,360 meters), it will reward you with yet more unforgettable views of the Dolomites. Take time to stroll around and breathe in that fresh mountain air. Alternatively, break for an optional lunch, and admire the mountain peaks and spectacular backdrop of Sorapis, and Marmarole. After lunch, drive to picturesque Lake Auronzo, passing through enchanting mountain villages as you head back towards Venice, and your final drop-off point.

From Venice: Dolomites, Lake Misurina, and Cortina Day Trip

2. From Venice: Dolomites, Lake Misurina, and Cortina Day Trip

Enjoy a memorable day exploring Europe's most beautiful range of mountains. During the day you'll make numerous stops at scenic viewpoints, walk around lakes, enjoy a Cortina city tour and walk on level terrain up in the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, from where you can enjoy a splendid view over this majestic mountain range. The beauty of the Dolomites is in their diversity. It will feel as if you have travelled from one mountain range to another such is the stark variation in scenery. During your Dolomites tour, you'll see glaciers in the distance, soaring peaks, emerald green lakes surrounded by forests of pine and larch with reflections of the mountains mirrored on their calm waters, and typical Tyrolean villages clinging to the mountainsides. At the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, at an altitude of 2,360m (7,500 ft), you'll enjoy one of the best views of the mountains, where you can gaze out across a myriad of peaks and valleys as far as the eye can see. Visit the cosmopolitan Cortina and walk around its delightful centre to peruse the many picturesque shops. And after a fulfilling day spent in the Dolomites, sit back and relax on the way back to Venice through the ever-changing scenery of the mountains illuminated by the late afternoon sun.

Bolzano: Best of the Dolomites in One Day Private Tour

3. Bolzano: Best of the Dolomites in One Day Private Tour

Following a pickup from your hotel, you’ll head first to Bolzano, gateway to the Dolomites and capital of the province South Tyrol. Cross the Eggental valley that runs eastward between the Rosengarten massif and the Latemar mountain range. This road was built in 1894 when the territory was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Stop at Lake Carezza, the most beautiful lake of the western Dolomites, for a 30-minute break and walk around the lake. Next, arrive at Karerpass where you’ll see the historical Residence Grand Hotel Carezza, built in 1893, this was the first luxury hotel in the Dolomites and has hosted very important guests including the Empress Sissi, Winston Churchill, and Agatha Christie. From the Karerpass you’ll reach the Fassa Valley in Trentino and pass through the towns of Vigo di Fassa and Canazei to arrive under the imposing peaks of the Sella group. From here, begin a long series of 27 hairpin bends that will lead you to the famous Pordoi Pass at an altitude of 2,239m above sea level. Enjoy a one-hour break or take the cable car to Sass Pordoi at an altitude of 2,950m. From the Pordoi Pass, go down to the village of Arabba and continue east to the Falzarego Pass, the gateway to the eastern Dolomites. You’ll reach Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy’s premier mountain resort known as the Pearl of the Dolomites where the Winter Olympic Games were hosted in 1956. Cortina, together with Milan, will once again host the Winter Olympics in 2026. From Cortina, the next stop will be Lake Misurina with its incredible panoramic view of Three Peaks of Lavaredo. The lake, with its view of the peaks to the north and Sorapis to the south, is the most famous image of the Dolomites in the world. Just 20 minutes from Lake Misurina you’ll have the opportunity for a brief stop at another important lake in the Eastern Dolomites, Lake Dobbiaco. From Dobbiaco, you’ll reach the extreme northeast of Italy just a few kilometers from the border with Austria for the great finale of the day: a visit to the famous Lake Braies. From here, you’ll return to Bolzano via the Pusteria and the Isarco valleys.

Cortina: Double Tour "Tre Cime + Lagazuoi"

4. Cortina: Double Tour "Tre Cime + Lagazuoi"

By booking this double tour, you will be able to easily hike to the "Tre Cime" and enjoy the "Lagazuoi" terrace, from which you can take pictures of the entire Dolomites area (or almost.. about 80 percent ). It is possible to travel quickly from the west to the east side of Cortina by using cable cars and private transfers. This way, you can enjoy the best of what Cortina has to offer. This tour is not a true hiking experience; the hike is short, but the views are spectacular. This tour is ideal for those with limited time and who want to see the best of the Dolomites in a single day. Duration: This tour takes the entire day. You will be picked you up in the morning and return you in the late afternoon. The hike takes about 2 hours.

Bolzano: Snowmobile, Sledding & The Great Dolomites Road

5. Bolzano: Snowmobile, Sledding & The Great Dolomites Road

Join this daily tour of a total of 280 kilometers through the breathtaking Dolomites, one of the most beautiful and unique Alpine regions in the world, a masterpiece of the nature included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2009. Depart from Bolzano, the gateway to the Dolomites and capital of the province of South Tyrol. Drive north through the Isarco Valley and then east along the Pusteria Valley up to the famous Misurina Lake with the incredible panoramic view of the Three Peaks of Lavaredo. Near Misurina Lake, a skilled pilot will take you along the 5 kilometer snowy road up to the Rifugio Auronzo located just below the Three Peaks of Lavaredo.  At the top, a stop for photos to admire a beautiful landscape all over the Dolomites before you descend by sledge (or again by the snowmobile shuttle). From Misurina, in less than half an hour, you'll reach Cortina d’Ampezzo, the "Queen of the Dolomites" and site of the Winter Olympic Games in 1956. Return to Bolzano along the Great Dolomites Road and stop at the Falzarego Pass. After crossing the Gardena Pass, you will go through the Gardena Valley, the most famous valley of all the Dolomites with the towns of Selva Gardena, Santa Cristina and Ortisei.

From Bolzano: Snowshoeing in the Dolomites

6. From Bolzano: Snowshoeing in the Dolomites

Hike through snow-covered forests and high-altitude meadows while the silence of the white, snowy landscapes enchants you. A clear sky and fresh air guarantee an intense winter feeling. Free your mind and enjoy the magic of winter snowshoeing through fascinating landscapes. After meeting at 9:00 AM  in front of Caffè Mozart.You will travel by car from Bolzano and in one hour arrive at the Funes Valley. Absolutely recommended is a photo stop to admire the two famous small churches of the valley with the unique background of the Dolomites. In Funes Valley, you will discover several fantastic snowshoe routes and you can select the right one for you according to your wishes and physical condition. Whether you’re looking for the peak experience or to trudge through snow-covered meadows, you will be rewarded at every turn with a magnificent panoramic view. Depending on how you feel, there is the opportunity to pause along the route in cozy mountain huts, warm up and take something hot to drink. If you prefer not to stop then a packed lunch can be taken.

Frequently asked questions about South Tyrol Day Trips

What are other things to do than Day Trips that are worth visiting in South Tyrol?

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5 best day trips from Amsterdam

Day trip to Rotterdam

1. Day trip to Rotterdam

For travelers looking to experience one of the Netherlands’ most prominent cities, a day trip from Amsterdam to Rotterdam is an excellent choice. The second-biggest city in the country, Rotterdam is home to the largest port in Europe. With its modern architecture and stunning skyline, the city offers visitors numerous spectacular sights. See the single contemporary arch of the Markthal, take in amazing views from the Euromast, or visit the giant windmills of Schiedam.

How far is Rotterdam from Amsterdam?

You can reach Rotterdam in about one hour by car. Taking the train, the 77 kilometers (48 miles) will take 45 minutes or an hour, depending on which train.

Day trip to Utrecht

2. Day trip to Utrecht

Getting to know the charming and historic city of Utrecht is easy on a day trip from Amsterdam. Recognized for being the religious center of the Netherlands, Utrecht is also home to the country’s largest university. While the city is brimming with captivating sights and things to do, visitors should make sure to see the Gothic Dom Tower, the Museum Speelklok (music box museum), and the unique architecture of the Rietveld Schröder House.

How far is Utrecht from Amsterdam?

Just 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Amsterdam, it’s just a quick jaunt to get to Utrecht. By car, you can get there in just 40 minutes, while the train takes only 25 to 30 minutes.

Day trip to Delft

3. Day trip to Delft

The pleasant Dutch city of Delft is a calm escape from the busy energy of Amsterdam. A favorite destination for a day trip, Delft is best known for the blue and white Delftware ceramic pottery created in the city. Visitors can still watch the pottery being made at the Royal Delft Factory. Make sure to check out the main square, the Markt, before heading to the Vermeer Centrum Delft, the Oude Kirk (old church), or the Prinsenhof.

How far is Delft from Amsterdam?

It will take you around 45 minutes to travel the 67 kilometers (41 miles) to Delft by car. Most trains will reach the city in just under an hour.

Day trip to The Hague

4. Day trip to The Hague

Taking a trip to The Hague is a fascinating journey of global proportions. This significant city is the seat of government for the Netherlands, the location of hundreds of international embassies, and home to the International Court of Justice. Travelers can tour the stately Binnenhof, admire the king’s workplace of Noordeinde Palace, and view masterpieces of the Dutch Golden Age at the Mauritshuis.

How far is The Hague from Amsterdam?

The Hague is located 64 kilometers (40 miles) southwest of Amsterdam. By road or by train, you should reach The Hague in 45 minutes to an hour.

Day trip to Gouda

5. Day trip to Gouda

Let the cheese puns commence and embark on a day trip to the fairytale city of Gouda. Famous for the creamy cheese that bears its name, Gouda is an extremely popular outing from Amsterdam. Founded in the Middle Ages, picturesque scenes are everywhere you look. For a traditional Dutch experience, take a journey to the cheese market and city hall in the Markt Square. When all the cheese starts to weigh you down, other attractions include the Gothic landmark of Sint Janskirk and the old waag (weigh house).

How far is Gouda from Amsterdam?

About 60 kilometers (37 miles) away from Amsterdam, travel time to Gouda normally clocks in just under an hour by train, car, or bus.

Amsterdam day trip FAQ

What is the best transportation option for my day trip?

As such a small country, traveling anywhere in The Netherlands doesn’t take long. Any travel method is relatively easy to plan for and manage, so your choice mostly hinges on your transportation preference.
  • • Amsterdam day trips by train

    With highly efficient and frequent trains running to most parts of the country, rail is always a top choice for transportation from Amsterdam and across the Netherlands. Best of all, you can sit back and enjoy the scenery all the way to your destination.

  • • Amsterdam day trips by bus

    The bus is more commonly used for travel within smaller regions than for long-distance purposes. If you’re looking to make plenty of stops along the way and make the journey a significant part of your day trip, the bus could be the perfect choice for you.

  • • Amsterdam day trips by car

    For independent people who want the freedom to be spontaneous, taking a trip with your own car is often the best option. With your own vehicle, you can really customize your excursion from Amsterdam to your own wants and needs.

Should I take a guided tour for my day trip?

Whether you want the local commentary of a tour guide, or you simply don’t feel like making the plans, a guided tour can be the right choice for your day trip. Plus, tours can provide you with special experiences you wouldn’t be able to arrange on your own.

What should I pack for my day trip?

Since day trips from Amsterdam will be in the northern part of Europe, bringing an umbrella or some sort of rain protection is always smart, even in the summer. Any other items you will need really depends on the activities you have planned.

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What people are saying about South Tyrol

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 106 reviews

This was a wonderful day long tour to the beautiful Dolomites. Simione, our guide was terrific —very knowledgeable and fun, helpful, spoke excellent English and was key to making the day memorable. Highly recommend.

We had a great trip with Simone'. The sights were beautiful and it was fun hearing about the area and it's history. The lakes and mountains in this region are pretty spectacular.

Our tour was incredible and truly enjoyed it. Our tour guide Simone was very informative, friendly and made us feel very comfortable/ safe at all times

Can recommend this activity 100%, Alessandro was a great guide with great knowledge about the area and great energy. The 10 hours flew by.

It was an absolutely amazing tour. Got to stop for photos frequently, and had an amazing tour guide. Recommend this trip